Robert T. Symington

  • Visiting Senior Lecturer

Faculty Area


Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management

Cornell Directory Entry


Robert Symington is a senior advisor for Avenue Capital Group's U.S. Investment Funds, having previously been the senior portfolio manager of Avenue Capital Group's U.S. Funds. He joined Avenue in 2005. From 1992 to 2005 Symington was a managing director at Resurgence Asset Management, L.L.C., where he was chief investment officer of M.D. Sass Corporate Resurgence Funds.

Separately, Symington joined the faculty at Cornell's Johnson Graduate School of Management in July 2014 as a visiting senior lecturer of finance. Symington is a member of the Johnson School's Advisory Council, a member of the Dickinson College Board of Trustees, and a member of several private company boards.

He received his BA in English literature from Dickinson College and his MBA in finance and accounting from Cornell's Johnson Graduate School of Management.

Recent Courses

  • NBA 5390 - Cornell Lectures in Finance
  • NMI 5000 - Directed Reading and Research
  • NBA 5830 - Investment Research & Asset Management Practicum
  • NBAT 6020 - Wall Street Trek

Academic Degrees

  • MBA Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University, 1992
  • BA Dickinson College, 1986